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Quiz: Civil Engineering
Exam: GATE
Topic: Miscellaneous

Each question carries 1 mark
Negative marking: 1/3 mark
Time: 15 Minutes

Q1. At a section of highway, the sight distance is 150m, height of driver’s eye is 1.5m, the height of obstacle is 15cm and the grade difference of the intersecting gradients is 0.08, the required length of parabolic summit curve is?
(a) 150m
(b) 350m
(c) 250m
(d) 270m

Q2. On a circular curve, the superelevation rate is e. While negotiating the curve, a vehicle comes to stop. It is seen radial direction. If the coefficient of lateral friction is f, then?
(a) e≥f
(b) e≥f
(c) f≤e≤2f
(d) e≤2f

Q3. The speed delay study on a highway section is conducted by:
(a) Enoscope
(b) Radar Gun
(c) Moving car method
(d) Pneumatic tube

Q4. The permissible speed on a horizontal curve of radius 875m on a BG track is 100 kmph. What should be the maximum permissible cant on this curve as per Indian Railway?
(a) 10cm
(b) 15.75cm
(c) 16.5 cm
(d) 7cm

Q5. Polar moment of inertia of a rectangular section having 3cm width and 6 cm depth is?
(a) 40cm^4
(b) 53.4cm^4
(c) 75cm^4
(d) 67.5cm^4

Q6. Chlorine is used as the disinfectant in a surface water treatment plant. It achieves 70% of disinfection in 5 minutes. The minimum contact period required to achieve 99% efficiency would be?
(a) 18.3 min
(b) 19.2 min
(c) 20 min
(d) 9.5 min

Q7. The water table of an aquifer drops by 150cm over area of 100 hectors due to the pumping. The porosity and specific retention of the aquifer is 30% and 10% respectively. The amount of water drained out from the area is?
(a) 30 ha-m
(b) 20 ha-m
(c) 15 ha-m
(d) 10 ha-m

Q8. The Culturable command area for a distributing canal is 10000 hectares wheat is grown in the entire area and the intensity of irrigation is 50%. The base period for wheat is 120 days and delta is 60 mm. the outlet discharge for the distributing should be?
(a) 0.30 m^3 \/s
(b) 0.20m^3 \/s
(c) 0.15m^3 \/s
(d) 0.10m^3 \/s

Q9. A simply supported beam of width B, Depth D and length L is subjected to a central point load W. The maximum flexural stress developed in the beam is?
(a) 2/3 WL/(BD^2 )
(b) 3/2 WL/(BD^2 )
(c) WL/(BD^2 )
(d) 1/2 WL/(BD^2 )

Q10. For linear elastic systems, the type of displacement function for the strain energy is?
(a) linear
(b) parabolic
(c) cubic
(d)i quadratic

S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. Let us assume that the length of summit curve is grater than the sight distance.
∴ Length of parabolic summit curve =(NS^2)/(√2H+√2h)^2
=346.33m/(>150m ▭ok)

S2. Ans.(b)


For no sliding,
⇒fmg wsθ≥mgsinθ

S3. Ans.(c)
Sol. Floating car method or riding cheek method or moving car method is used for speed and delay studies. Radar gun is used to measure spot speed. Enoscope and pneumatic tube are used for traffic counting.

S4. Ans.(b)
Sol. e_max=e_th=(G V_max^2 )/127R
= (1.676×100^2)/(127×875)
=▁((15.75cm) ̅ )

S5. Ans.(d)
Sol. Ip=I_zz=I_xx+I_yy
= (bd^3)/12+(db^3)/12
=bd/12 (d^2+b^2 )
=(3×6)/12 (6^2+3^2 )
=(▁(67.5cm^4 )) ̅

S6. Ans.(b)
Disinfection efficiency,
L_1=(N_0-N_t)/N_0 ×100
=(N_0-N_(0.e)^(-kt))/N_0 ×100
=(1-e^(-kt) )×100
⇒70=( 1-e^(-k×5) )×100
⇒(▁(K=0.24 per minute)) ̅
Now to achieve 99% of efficiency,
99=(1-e^(-0.24*t) )×100
⇒(▁(t=19.18minutes)) ̅

S7. Ans.(a)
Sol. S_y+S_r=n
⇒Vω=30 ha-m

S8. Ans.(a)
Sol. Area to be irrigated =50% of CCA
=(▁(5000 hactared)) ̅
D = 8.64B/Δ= (8.64×120)/(60×10^(-3) )
=(▁(17280 ha\/cumec)) ̅
∴ outlet discharge, Q = A/D=5000/17280
(▁(0.28m^3 \/s)) ̅

S9. Ans.(b)
Sol. δ=M/I y
δ_max=M_max/I Y_max
=M_max/((I/Ymax) )=M_max/Zmin
=((WL/4))/(((BD^2)/6) )=6/4 WL/(BD^2 )
(▁(3/2 WL/(BD^2 ))) ̅

S10. Ans.(d)
Sol. Strain Energy, u =1/2 δ ϵ
= 1/2 E.ϵ^2
Since , ϵ× displacement (δ)
⇒▭(u×δ^4 )

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